Critters 3 is kind of a boring movie. It doesn’t do anything that makes it stand out from the first two movies, but it isn’t a bad movie. The biggest change is it has a different setting which is really a nonfactor. The movie could have been set anywhere and it would have been able to play out the same way regardless of it. Critters 3 is best known for being the film debut of an actor.
That actor is Leonardo DiCaprio and it’s a pretty funny thing seeing it now with how big of a star he’s become. The rest of the cast consists of Aimee Brooks, John Calvin, Katherine Cortez, Frances Bay, Christian and Joseph Cousins, Don Keith Opper, Geoffrey Blake, and William Hanna. I didn’t realize that the little boy from Kindergarten Cop was in this, or well I guess the boys since it was a pair of twins not just one kid. The only returning character is still portrayed by Don Keith Opper, who is barely used in the movie.
I feel like David J. Schow’s screenplay had the character of Charlie added as an after thoughts. Kristine Peterson did a commendable job of directing this mediocre movie. I don’t want to say anything too negative about the movie but there’s just so much in this movie that doesn’t land. It’s supposed to be a comedy, but the jokes don’t land.
That’s almost in spite of what the Chiodo Bros returned to do in the movie. While not doing anything as interesting as the Crite ball in the previous movie, they were able to create Crites that looked different from each other. While its mostly the bleached Crite there are others that look slightly different. The music from David C. Williams which is okay but doesn’t add much to the movie.
Critters 3 is a pretty mild sequel to one of the goofiest horror comedies. Critters 3 sets up the next movie in a way the would fit in nowadays. The movie continues through the credits and ends with an Ug cameo and a cliffhanger. I don’t remember anything about the next movie, much like this movie, so I continue on to slightly untreaded ground. This isn’t available to stream anywhere, so you have to rent or buy it. I give Critters 3 5 crystals out of 10.